Tulsa Homicide Victim Identified

Monday, July 13th 2009, 8:00 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK --  Tulsa Police have released the identity of the man killed after he was run over by a suspect who stole his truck. 

Police say 64-year-old Stephen Stewart has six children and 14 grandchildren. They say Stewart came home Sunday evening to find 36-year-old William Parris driving off in his truck. 

7/12/2009 Related story: TPD: Tulsa Man Run Over & Killed By Delivery Truck

Police say Stewart followed Parris for a few blocks before pulling out in front of him in the 400 block of South 59th West Avenue and jumping out.  That is when Parris ran him over pinning Stewart between the two vehicles. 

Steward died at the scene, but Parris kept going. 

Police say Parris tried to steal another car but wasn't able to.  And when he went after a third car, that vehicle's owner tried to stop him and they got into a fight. 

The owner of that car was hit with a flashlight and Parris ran off. 

Tulsa Police arrested him in a nearby alley. 

Paris is booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of second-degree murder and auto theft. 

Police say Parris also had meth and a stolen driver's license in his possession at the time of his arrest.

News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright will have more on this story in newscasts at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.